(Updated April 4, 2020)
Consular will message out details through this website and Consular messaging tools every time it learns of an available commercial flight departing Uzbekistan. Please contact ACSTashkent@state.gov for all flight-related inquiries.
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- As of March 15, 2020, Uzbekistan announced that there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country.
- Citizens of Uzbekistan residing in Wuhan city in China have been evacuated to Uzbekistan and placed under quarantine. After the completion of the quarantine all repatriated citizens were released due to lack of COVID-19 symptoms.
- The Government of Uzbekistan is cancelling public events because of the threat of COVID-19.
Exit and Entry Requirements and Quarantine Information:
The diplomatic community was notified March 6 by dip note of quarantine requirements which went into effect on March 1:
- In sum and as detailed below, American citizens who have spent time in the 14 days before their arrival in Uzbekistan in any one of a number of countries enumerated below, including the United States, are subject to home/hotel quarantine for up to 14 days. Americans who spent time in other countries enumerated below may be subject to medical monitoring while in Uzbekistan.
- Persons of any nationality who have been in China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Afghanistan or Japan during the last 14 days and who are returning in “organized groups” will be placed in official quarantine in MOH-operated facilities. “Organized groups,” appears to refer to the groups of overseas Uzbekistan is being repatriated by the Uzbek Government.
- Individual passengers who have visited any of the foregoing countries or any of the following countries during the past 14 days will be subject to home/hotel quarantine (self-quarantine): the United States, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.
- Passengers who have been in the following countries in the last 14 days are subject to home-based medical monitoring: Azerbaijan, UK, UAE, Thailand, and Malaysia. We understand that such persons are permitted to leave their home/hotel if asymptomatic.
- Finally, persons who in the past 14 days have been in any of the countries listed below will be monitored by telephone for 24 days: Bahrain, Kuwait, Armenia, Belarus, Oman, Pakistan, Georgia, Czech Republic, Iraq, Lebanon, Canada, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Sweden.
- Quarantine is applied based on location during the last 14 days, not citizenship, i.e. Americans having been in the United States during the last 14 days WILL be subject to quarantine, but Americans who have been in countries not subject to restrictions, such as Kazakhstan, within the last 14 days will NOT be subject to quarantine.
- Visitors subject to self-quarantine must be kept in their place of residence (house, hotel, hostel, etc.) for up to 14 days, not be allowed to communicate with people other than family members, and not be allowed to visit public places.
- Uzbek authorities will examine travelers subject to home quarantine on the first day and last day of their quarantine, and conduct telephone monitoring on intervening days.
- Those traveling on diplomatic or official passports are not subject to quarantine requirements.
- Disciplinary sanctions will be imposed in the event of disciplinary violations by quarantined individuals.
- This complex framework is subject to change at any time.
- Any American citizens seeking information on flights departing Uzbekistan may contact us at ACSTashkent@state.gov.
- On March 22, 2020 the Embassy received reports of the following additional quarantine restrictions applied by the Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) in Tashkent and the immediate vicinity of the city: All public transportation in Tashkent has been closed including subway, buses, and mini-bus services. Only those taxis with a disinfection certificate from the GoU are allowed to operate in Tashkent and the immediate vicinity of the city.
- All taxis entering Tashkent city are required to present a disinfection certificate from the GoU.
- All recreational areas in the mountain region neighboring Tashkent are closed including Chimgan, Beldersay and Charvak. As of now, there are no restrictions on personal hiking in the mountain region outside of Tashkent.
- All roads leading to the mountain region neighboring Tashkent remain open, however local law enforcement is known to implement stricter regulations. We have received reports of vehicles being stopped by local law enforcement at Gazalkent bridge.
- All entertainment venues in Tashkent, including restaurants, spas, massage parlors, tea houses, cafes, karaoke centers, computer gaming rooms and others are closed. Restaurant food delivery options are still available in Tashkent.
- Grocery stores remain open to the public.
- All public gatherings to include weddings, large family gatherings and holidays are prohibited by the GoU.
- All secondary schools and higher remain in vacation status.
- Facial masks are required in public as of March 25th.
- The universal telephone number for an ambulance in Uzbekistan is 103.
- Uzbekistan also established a single hotline for medical questions related to COVID-19. The number is 1003. The answers are in Russian and Uzbek languages.
- Government of Uzbekistan also established a single official Telegram channel for information on COVID-19 related measures. The channel can be found at https://t.me/koronavirusinfouz. Please note that using this channel will require downloading the Telegram application.
- Should any official Uzbek government online resources become available to the general public, this section will be updated.